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A person asked Shri Nathji: “Sir, if we are content with our present state would that not halt all progress?”

And Shri Nathji replied: No. Contentment does not contradict progress. You cannot enjoy the world if your mind is discontented and you are not at peace. You cannot even do your work properly with a discontented state of mind. However, when you are content, your mind is at peace. And when your mind is at peace you can do your work with re-doubled zest. A natural consequence of this will be progress! Thus contentment leads to greater progress. Think of the ocean. It lies calmly in contentment. And look at the reward it gets for its contentment–all the rivers and streams come flowing down into it!